Free Press Journal
  • KKR post 164-3 against KXIP in IPL-9

    Kolkata: Put into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 164-3 against Kings XI Punjab in their IPL T20 cricket match at Eden Gardens, here today.

  • China military singer performs on South China Sea island

    Beijing: China’s military this week sent a famed singer of patriotic anthems to perform before navy officers and construction workers on a newly created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, underscoring its growing confidence in asserting its maritime claims.

  • Once a fierce rival, Bobby Jindal says he will vote for Trump

    Washington: Once a fierce critic of Donald Trump and a former presidential contender, Indian-American Bobby Jindal has said he would vote for the New York billionaire if he were to be the Republican party’s pick for the White House.

  • Japan’s child population at historic low

    Tokyo: The number of children in Japan under the age of 15 reached a historic low again, according to figures released by the government on Wednesday.

  • Russia pulls all Su-25 fighters out of Syria

    Moscow: Russia on Wednesday pulled some 30 aircraft out of Syria, including all 25 Su-25 fighter jets, while its air force continues airstrikes in the country, the Defence Ministry said.

  • European court ok’s crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

    Brussels:  The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry today by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.

  • Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

    Montreal: Most of the 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a fire swept through the oil sands region, in Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation.

  • Brazil prosecutor seeks new corruption probe against ex-prez

    Brasilia: Brazil’s top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open a corruption probe into powerful ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and three of current President Dilma Rousseff’s ministers, the court said.

  • Astronaut talks about living in isolation with cancer patient

    London: A five-year-old girl suffering from cancer received health tips from ‘out of the world’ when British astronaut Tim Peake told her tales of isolation on a special video call from the International Space Station.

  • 30 pc of US antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary: study

    Washington: At least 30 per cent of antibiotics prescribed in the US may be unnecessary, according to a new study that supports the need for establishing a goal for outpatient antibiotic stewardship.

  • After ‘Baaghi’, Shraddha starts shooting for ‘OK Janu’

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor has been earning plaudits for her recent release “Baaghi”, but instead of celebrating the success the actress is already in work mode. She has started shooting for her next “OK Janu”.

  • coal

    CBI refutes news report on botching of probes in coal scam

    New Delhi: The CBI today strongly refuted in the Supreme Court the claim made in a news report that a letter was written to its Director by one of the officers, probing the coal scam cases, that some matters have been opened and closed in lieu of extraneous considerations.

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    I am fan of SRK: Ram Gopal Varma

    Mumbai: Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who earlier lashed out at superstar Shah Rukh Khan, saying that he might lose his star status to Salman Khan just like Kamal Haasan did to Rajinikanth, has clarified that his statement was a “compliment” for him.

  • Bihar panchayat polls

    TMC, Left-Congress alliance confident of winning Bengal election

    Kolkata: A day before West Bengal goes to the sixth and last phase of Assembly elections, the main contenders – Trinamool Congress and Left-Congress alliance – today sounded confident of forming the next government.

  • Eyeing on roles that suit my age: Sanjay Dutt

    Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who have crossed the age of 50, don’t mind doing an item number or dancing around the trees. However, that is not the case with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt as he feels it is not his age to do so.

  • Prakash Raj directs Nana Patekar!

    He is the most sought after actors down south, even in Bollywood he has made a decent name for himself when he totally bowled over the audience in films like WANTED and SINGHAM. We are talking about actor Prakash Raj who has worked in over 300 films and is now set to direct his first. The film is called Tadka, and unlike his over-the-top personality it is a quirky, slice of life

  • No timeline set to declare Jews as minority: Govt

    New Delhi: Government has not fixed any timeline to take a decision on declaring Jews as a minority community, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to queries whether the government has received any proposal from the community to be declared as minority and time line set by the Centre to take a decision in this regard, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “A proposal of Jewish community demanding